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Refrigerator is backed up against the wall

My model number is ET14CKYGW01 and seial number is VSK4201964. I noticed that the refrigerator is backed up against the wall. It was not in this location at a previous time. I do not think that this location can cause any damage to the wall nor to the refrigerator, but I wanted to get your understanding. Further, what is the black bracket on the back of the refrigerator called and what purpose does it serve.

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eagle338
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SOURCE: freezer no frost

This is probably due to the failure of defrost timer or the heating coil..Try this
1)The defrost timer is sometimes found behind the front grill of the refrigerator. It may also be found behind a cover plate inside the refrigerator or freezer, in the temperature control console, or behind the refrigerator near the compressor.

The timer is usually held in place with one or more screws. Remove the screws and gently pull the timer out far enough to disconnect the wiring connector.

Locate the timer switch and turn it clockwise until you hear it click. One click and the refrigerator shuts off = defrost mode, second click the compressor and fans come back on = run/cooling mode.
2)If this doesnt work then Test the heating element for continuity using a multimeter. Set the multimeter to the ohms setting X1. Place a probe on each terminal. The multimeter should display a reading somewhere between zero and infinity. Because of the number of different elements we cannot tell what your reading should be, but we can be certain of what it shouldn't be. If the reading is zero or infinity the heating element is definitely bad and should be replaced. Proper power ( careful!! ) to the heating element ( 110-120 volts AC ) and the defrost heater does not come on = bad defrost heater.

Posted on Oct 15, 2007

fridgetech
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SOURCE: Refrigerator Running Warm

It has a defrost problem.  3 things could be the problem.  1. Defrost thermostat  2. Defrost timer  3.  Defrost heater.  The timer is in the fridge section in the middle of the console behind the controls.  On that console you will see a little hole that will give you access to the timer gear that can be turned clockwise (slowly until it clicks) to put it into defrost.  Take the back panel off in the freezer.  Once you have put it into defrost see if the defrost heater comes on behind that panel in the freezer.  If it comes on then the timer is bad.  If the heater doesn't come on then it is most likely the defrost thermostat which clips onto the evaporator behind the freezer panel.  It's less likely, but it could be the defrost heater itself but it can easily be tested with an ohm meter for resistance.  Any resistance means it's ok.  Let me know if you need further assistance.  Would appreciate a solved rating for expert advice.

Posted on Oct 18, 2007

sdmc73
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SOURCE: warm fridge

check the fan in the frezer and check the defrost

Posted on Nov 29, 2008

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SOURCE: Center partition wall of refrigerator is hot !

Sounds like your condenser fan isn't working...Take the back cover off to see if there's anything stuck in the fan blades. Usually when the fan stops, the compressor & tubing that runs between the doors get really hot. You may also want to clean your condenser coils.

Posted on Feb 22, 2009

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SOURCE: Kenmore refrigerator 253.57192600 making clicking noise

It could be as simple as a bit of expansion and contraction of the wall panels or the damper which allows cooling to flow from the freezer to the fridge side.

Posted on Mar 09, 2009

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SOURCE: I have a Kenmore refrigerator/freezer.

your defrost timer is not working repkace timer cost about 20.00 look at back bottom some on upper top ofin fresh food compartment near the light thanks from gilles

Posted on Mar 15, 2009

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